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Veteran who used his body to shield fellow soldier, receives free home in Wake...

A decorated U.S. soldier got the keys to his brand new Wake County home Thursday. Tommy Rieman was shot twice in Iraq while using his body to shield a fellow soldier. He received a Silver Star and Purple Heart for his service.

Democrat US House candidate McCready not for Trump impeachment

The Democrat running for a congressional seat in a do-over election in North Carolina said Thursday he is not in favor of holding impeachment hearings aimed at President Donald Trump.
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NC National Guardsmen to return home from overseas

More than 100 North Carolina National Guardsmen are returning home after serving in Kuwait, Iraq and Syria.
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In Iraq, Trump defends decision to withdraw from Syria

In a surprise trip to Iraq, President Donald Trump on Wednesday defended his decision to withdraw U.S. forces from Syria where they have been helping battle Islamic State militants.
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Soldier reunited with dog she rescued during Iraq tour

A Florida soldier is finally reunited with a dog she rescued during her Iraqi deployment in 2017.
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Trump: Syria attack ‘very soon or not so soon at all!’

President Donald Trump said Thursday that an attack on Syria could take place "very soon or not so soon at all," arguing he had never signaled the timing of retaliation for a suspected chemical weapons attack that he had suggested was imminent a day earlier.
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7 U.S. service members killed in Iraq helicopter crash

The Pentagon says all seven service members aboard a U.S. helicopter that crashed in Iraq were killed.
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US begins reducing troops in Iraq after victory over IS

The U.S. has started to reduce the number of its troops in Iraq following Baghdad's declaration of victory over the Islamic State group last year.
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Islamic State kills 41 in attack on Afghan cultural center

An Islamic State suicide bomber struck a Shiite cultural center in Kabul on Thursday, killing at least 41 people and underscoring the extremist group's growing reach in Afghanistan.

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